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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with Parliamentary floor leaders of different parties -- over the coronavirus pandemic. However, an announcement regarding the extension or culmination of the pan-India lockdown is unlikely to be made before April 11. | WION
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China on Wednesday ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus first emerged and a potent symbol in a pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of people, shaken the global economy and thrown daily life into upheaval across the planet. | The Indian Express
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In the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal. | The Guardian
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US President Donald Trump today changed course and supported the Narendra Modi government stand on hydroxychloroquine and ended up praising India's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. | Hindustan Times
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A new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health has suggested that higher pollution levels are linked with higher mortality rates associated with the novel coronavirus cases. | India Today
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GOLF COURSES TO CLOSE: The coronavirus pandemic infringed further into every day life in Onondaga County on Sunday with the county’s order closing golf courses for three weeks. County Executive Ryan McMahon announced the order during his daily briefing, saying complaints over a lack of social distancing at local courses spurred the move. The order doesn’t pertain to state-owned courses such as Green Lakes, which is scheduled to open Friday. (Dennis Nett photo)Coronavirus Update
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County calls for “shelter in place”: Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon is calling for a voluntary “shelter in place” for the next two weeks to fight the coronavirus. He also issued an order that would close most golf courses begins tonight and running through April 27. “Now we need more sacrifice. We can only win if we’re doing this together."
Upstate Hospital’s COVID soldiers: The COVID-19 unit at Upstate University Hospital is the epicenter of Syracuse’s battle against the virus. It’s home to the sickest people in the area. Some are only in their 20s; others are in their 90s. As Central New York hunkers down in isolation each day, staff at Upstate and other Syracuse hospitals suit up for battle. Doctors and nurses say they are preparing for a large wave of extremely ill patients in the weeks to come.Everyone hopes it won’t be as bad as they imagine.
Coronavirus and Alzheimer’s: Caregivers look for help: The health risks and economic impact of the pandemic are putting extra pressure on those taking care of Alzheimer’s patients at home. It’s a group already stressed, but these times have brought more demands and taken away some help.
How the stimulus package can help retirees, savers: The House gave final passage Friday to a massive $2.2 trillion stimulus package intended to help businesses and workers cope with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. But goodies for Americans saving for retirement, and those already retired, are also tucked inside.
Businesswoman tries to import face masks: The owner of a Syracuse bridal shop is using connections in China to enter the worldwide scramble to buy respirator face masks, trying to put together an order for family, friends and others in Central New York.
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CNY Fish Fry Tour, Stop 12: The Old Ledge was going to be the seventh stop on this fish fry tour -- before the pandemic struck and the tavern shut down, leaving the owners with no income and a lot of bills. But regular customers begged them to reopen for takeout meals, even just for a day or two. “I couldn’t believe how many people showed up,” owner Nicole Kennedy said. “Everyone just wanted a touch of normalcy.”
Suspect sought in road-rage incident: DeWitt police on Sunday were looking for a woman they say pulled a knife on another woman in a fit of road rage outside Walmart in East Syracuse.Sports
ONE STEP FROM A CHAMPIONSHIP: As we take a look back at great March Madness games from Syracuse University's history, the latest in the series is the Orange's win over Texas in the semifinals of the 2003 NCAA Tournament, when Carmelo Anthony (above) led SU over the Longhorns and into the championship game. (Stephen D. Cannerelli photo)
SU misses out again: Syracuse basketball has now missed on a priority transfer target twice. Columbia transfer Patrick Tapé picked Duke for the second time Sunday night, after committing in late March and then decommitting last Thursday.
Syracuse baseball history: In the spring of 1910, supporters of the Syracuse Stars baseball team in the New York State League had a feeling of optimism. The team had a new manager, as well as a new young pitcher who would go on to be one of the most legendary players in baseball history (Subscriber exclusive).In Brief
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